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  • 1989 Gabriel Bouchard Pommard Les Charmots 1er Cru - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard (1/26/2007)
    Purchased in a small wine shop in Beaune during a 1994 trip to Burgundy that really kickstarted my passion for wine. A sentimental bottle indeed. We opened it at North Pond restaurant in Lincoln Park. The color was light purple, no bricking or browining. Some small fine-grained bits of sediment in the last couple glasses. Wonderful bouquet of violets, anise, smoked meat, and just a touch of mushroom. Some pretty black raspberry fruit on the palate, with notes of breakfast tea and minerals. Very polished and glassy texture. Finished quickly, but with energetic acidity and a nip of tannin. Glad we drank this now, as I don't think it will get any better. I think it only cost around 90 francs (about $16). But I am afraid it may cause a bigger dent in my pocketbook as I search out a few more premier cru burgs to store away in the cellar in hopes of replicating this enchanting experience. (92 pts.)

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Hi IW,

North Pond was recommended to me by grossie and we loved it. It's right in the middle of Lincoln Park, which makes it a little tricky to find, but worth the adventure.

The menu changes daily, depending upon what looks best from the chef's purveyors. We ordered off the ala carte menu and crafted a couple three-course meals. They also have a five-course seasonal tasting for $78/pp. They gave me a copy of the menu, so I can list what we ordered here:


Warm Apple-Leek Soup, with Frisee-Almond Tambale and Artisanal Pancetta Lardons ($12)

Jasmine-Crusted Sea Scallop, Meyer Lemon-Radicchio "Salad", Sesame Biscuit ($13)


Bigeye Tuna Paillard, Shaved Fennel-Parmesan-Sylvetta Arugala Salad, Lemon, Black Pepper ($13)

Watch Hill Oysters On-The-Halfshell, Beauty Heart Radishes, Apple Gelee, Seaweed ($14)


Grilled Swordfish Cassoulet Style: White Beans, Bay Scallops, Bacon, Saucisson Sec; Confited Tomato ($32)

Cinnamon-Spiced Duck Breast Medallions, Cabbage-Pistachio Leg Roll, Parsnip Pancakes, Apricot-Cherry Mostarda ($30)

The soup, scallop and duck were particularly sublime. All were very good to excellent dishes showing great creativity.

Corkage is $25. Stems are decent, but they only have chardonnay and bordeaux style. No Riedels.

Great place for a romantic dinner.



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